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A Star Wars™ Destiny Charity Collection – Raffle Opens April 19!

 

When members of the community offer help, donations and products, to support the fundraising efforts of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation, it renews the energy of the volunteers who do the work of the organization. We extend a special thank you to Kris Sherriff, who donated this amazing and complete Awakenings Set.

Desiny is one of the hottest selling card games of the year, and this collection includes everything you need to jump in and start playing competitively immediately. If you missed out on picking up Star Wars™: Destiny Awakenings when it hit shelves in December (no doubt because it sold out so quickly), now is your chance to not only catch up – but to help raise funds for the incredible work that DWB/MSF does around the world!

The complete collection details can be viewed HERE.

Check out details of raffle and actual photos HERE.
Buy Tickets starting April 19, 2017 HERE.

WRATH of KINGS Goritsi Faction Werewolves – Raffle Opens April 17!

Cool Mini Or Not (CMON), working with the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation, reaches out to tabletop wargaming community to help raise funds for DWB/MSF, and have provided Wrath of Kings models from a favorite faction to support the cause!

Painted by Neil Szabo ( http://almostperftec.blogspot.comand Greg Zuniga 

Wrath of Kings is a fantasy skirmish miniatures game where players take command of the armies from one of the five kingdoms of Arikania, as they vie for the throne of the Ancient King!  Neil Szabo and Greg Zuniga, two exceptional miniatures artists, painted up four of the wonderful Werewolf Specialists from the popular House Goritsi faction. The models brought to life by Neil and Greg are Goral the Rampager, Pack Master Kozakar, a brutal Shieldbreaker, and the swift Scourge Hound! 

Check out details of raffle and actual photos HERE.
Buy Tickets starting April 17, 2017 HERE.

DARK AGE “Path to Glory” – Goes Live April 17!

Cool Mini Or Not (CMON) is once again working with the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation to raise funds for DWB/MSF. This year, they have supplied their new Starter Set, Dark Age’s “Path to Glory.”

Painted by Dave Taylor (davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com)
and Jason Craze (slowfusegaming.com)

Dark Age is a gritty, D20-driven, sci-fi skirmish miniatures game which takes place in a very unique setting. Dave and Jason painted up this brand new, 2-player starter set, Path to Glory! These two veteran painters brought the forces of St. Isaac and the Ice Caste Dragyri to life for the lucky winner of this exceptional set!

Check out details of raffle and actual photos HERE.
Buy Tickets starting April 17, 2017 HERE.

BURNING OF PROSPERO . . .

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

HENRY PENTECOST from TOKYO, JAPAN

WINNER of “BURNING OF PROSPERO”!

The NOCF thanks all of the people and players from around the world who participated in this raffle. Once again, you have joined forces to demonstrate the amazing generosity of the Compassionate Force – the worldwide community of tabletop wargamers!

  • 734 tickets were sold in less than one month
  • Over $3,600 was raised for Doctors Without Borders
  • Tickets were purchased by gamers in 38 states and 20 countries

Special thanks, also, to the amazing miniature artists responsible for the 48 models of Thousand Sons & Space Wolves. Look them up, visit their work on the web, and thank them in person should you ever have a chance to meet:

Sincere appreciation also extended to our sponsors; your support in response to their generosity is just one more way to pay it forward!

BURNING OF PROSPERO: Just 5 Days & Only 400 Tickets Remain!

What Do You Win?

The Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero” Game Set with:

  1. 48 professionally painted plastic Citadel miniatures, both Thousand Sons & Space Wolves
  2. 16-page book detailing the story
  3. 32-page rulebook for the game
  4. 15 psychic power cards
  5. 36 warp energy and willpower cards
  6. 5 double-sided board tiles
  7. 24 dice
  8. GW transfer sheet
  9. KR Multicase transport carrier
  10. Trenchworx and DarkWolf Studios vexilla specials
  11. Two sets of custom made acrylics by TNT Laser Works
  12. And the knowledge you helped raise (if all tickets sell) almost $5,000 for Doctors Without Borders!
TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD IN 31 U.S. STATES & 15 COUNTRIES?  ARE YOU REPRESENTED?!

BUY TICKETS TODAY – CLICK HERE!

EXCITING UPDATE for BURNING OF PROSPERO!

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation offers special thanks to long-time supporter of the NOCF Charity Army Raffles, Jake Schneider, for digitally sculpting a very cool set of unique Vexilla for our Thousand Sons. In these photos, you can see a Legion Vexilla (on a new, additional model painted by Brian Sobb) and a Squad Vexilla (attached to one of the existing models painted by Brian) – which raises the total number of models in this raffle to 48!
 
Jake has been digitally sculpting for a while now, and his work can be found on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DarkWolfStudios/
Nice side note: Jake, who lives in Tasmania, was one of the first NOCF raffle winners in 2013!
 
The Vexilla were printed by the guys at Trenchworx (http://trenchworx.com)
 

To purchase your tickets for the Burning of Prospero project, go
here: http://novaopenfoundation.org/archives/product/2017-special-burning-of-prospero 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD IN 31 U.S. STATES & 15 COUNTRIES?  ARE YOU REPRESENTED?!
BUY TICKETS TODAY – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 450/1000 TICKETS REMAIN ~ THE MORE YOU BUY, THE GREATER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND GAME!
Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

The Fun is in the Stats!

The NOCF exists to represent the compassionate nature and generosity of the worldwide tabletop gamer. Are we doing that?  Absolutely!
Ticket sales for our 30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
have been sold in 28 US states and 13 countries:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IS YOUR STATE OR COUNTRY REPRESENTED?  IF NOT, BUY TICKETS TODAY – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 600 TICKETS REMAIN ~ ONLY 1000 WILL BE SOLD
THE MORE YOU BUY, THE GREATER YOUR CHANCES
Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Burning of Prospero: The Painters

Dave Taylor, the Director of the NOCF Artist Consortium, explains the uniqueness of this offer … artist conversions & contributions:

CHECK IT OUT / CLICK HERE!

30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
Learn More

BUY TICKETS – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 650 TICKETS REMAIN!!

Winner Drawn at LVO on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 3pm PST
(need not be present to win; NOCF will ship worldwide)

Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Burning of Prospero: What You Get

30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
Learn More

There are many special highlights everyone should know about this HOT new offer from the NOCF Artist Consortium:

  • The entire Burning of Prospero Horus Heresy Boxed Game Set is included:
    Burning of Prospero Background in a 16-page story book
    32-page Rulebook
    15 Psychic Power Cards
    5 Double Sided Board Tiles Representing the Buildings of Prospero
    36 Warp Energy and Willpower Cards
    24 Dice – an assortment of D6, D8, D10 and D12’s
  • All 47 models have been painted, photographed and posted on our website
  • Gorgeous!! These models have been painted by eight members of our talented Consortium who, combined, have won 4 Slayer Swords, 70 Golden Demon awards, and 15 Crystal Brush awards in their many years of painting.
  • This short 27-day online raffle will end with the winner being drawn at the 2017 LAS VEGAS OPEN on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 3:00pm PST. Many thanks to Frankie and Reece for the invitation and support!
  • The online raffle of this extremely popular game set comes with tremendous odds for all those who wish to participate – only 1000 tickets will be sold! If every participant purchased just two tickets, the winner’s chances would be 1:500 . . . Winning at Las Vegas has never been this easy!
  • .95 cents of every dollar raised in this raffle will go directly to Doctors Without Borders.
  • We are once again grateful to KR Multicase for once again stepping up to provide the foam and transport case for this models and game accessories for this NOCF offer. They never let us down!
  • TNT Laserworks, another returning sponsor of NOCF raffles, is providing this Burning of Prospero offer with standard 30K Thousand Sons and 30K Space Wolves templates which will be included for the winner.
  • As always, with our online raffles, you need not be present to win; we will ship to the winner anywhere in the world. If you are attending LVO, however, you will have the distinct advantage of seeing this excellent production of “Burning of Prospero” live and in person!

BUY TICKETS – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 1000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

Winner Drawn at LVO on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 3pm PST
(need not be present to win; NOCF will ship worldwide)

Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Burning of Prospero: Tickets on Sale Today!

30K Charity Special of Horus Heresy “Burning of Prospero”
Learn More

BUY TICKETS – CLICK HERE!
ONLY 1000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD

Winner Drawn at LVO on Sunday, February 5, 2017, at 3pm PST
(need not be present to win; NOCF will ship worldwide)

Proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders.

SHOP AMAZON FOR CHARITY!

The holidays are upon us! Did you know you could support the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation with every gift you buy this year? It’s easy ~ just shop Amazon.Go to smile.amazon.com and choose the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation as your preferred organization. After that, a percentage of every purchase made through Amazon Smile will be directed straight to NOCF!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-1895821

Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) supports your charity.

Thank you for all your support!

ARCHAON GOES TO THE WINNER!

At 12:01am on October 1, 2016, the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation had its final drawing for 2016. The winner of the GW original painted studio miniature, Archaon – together with a hand-written letter from its creator, Duncan Rhodes and being delivered in its own Citadel ‘Ard Case – is:

JOEL MUNSON of WEST ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, USA!

This model raised nearly $3,000 for Doctors Without Borders. Thanks to all who participated ~ and, especially,  to Games Workshop & Duncan Rhodes for donating the model!

CONGRATULATIONS, ALL!

Archaon sword Archaon shield Archaon heads Archaon armour

 

Tabletop Wargamers Making a Difference!

The NOCF will be making combined donations to DWB, BCRF and Fisher House – in the name of the Compassionate Force of Tabletop Wargamers Worldwide – in excess of $25K this year. How much in excess? The Archaon raffle will determine that!

Tickets are still on sale to win this amazing first-ever Games Workshop donated studio mini (go ahead and laugh, it’s over 13″ tall!)  through 9/30/2016 at midnight.  More after that raffle closes!! The season’s not over until some lucky tabletop wargaming wins this incredible model – there’s still time. GREAT ODDS: Only 2000 tickets will be sold.  BUY TICKETS HERE.

 

 

ARCHAON TICKETS BACK ON SALE!

There were still Archaon tickets left after the NOVA Open raffle closings on 9/4/16. The deal was simple, either sell all by that date or back on sale and a final drawing on SEPTEMBER 30, 2016!

The season’s not over until some lucky tabletop wargaming wins this incredible model – still time.

BUY TICKETS HERE.

Archaon sword Archaon shield Archaon heads Archaon armour

 

WINNERS – WINNERS – WINNERS!

Congratulations to all the winners of the this years 2016 On-line Charity Raffles:

Charity Army/Item
Winner Name; Winner Location

ACHILLES – INFINITY
Matthew Crain; Bloomington, IN

ADEPTUS MECHANICUS “IRONSTRIDER
Dan Jeffery; Wiltshire, UNITED KINGDOM

BOLT ACTION KING TIGER
Greg Hess; Montgomery Village, MD

CARCHARDON CAPTAIN
Jonathan Russell; N.S.W., AUSTRALIA

CRASHED X-WING
Jacob Tarnowski; Spirit Lake, ID

Da Bad Moon Skwadron
Jamie Muscroft; Sheffield, UK

FIRST RANGER MIRA
Nick Denardi; Woodbridge, VA

GREAT WHITE WEREBULL
Andrew Wade; Holbæk, Denmark

KHORNE CHAOS CHAMPION
Nicole Schneider; TAS, AUSTRALIA

Mjolinar Space Marines
Reynolds Wagemaker; N/A

NOVA Open VIRTUE
Nick Denardi; Woodbridge, VA

Novamarines Adeptus Astartes
John Ruhl; Saint Robert, MS

ORK WARLORD
Chris Stover; N/A

Pride of the 14th Legion
Alexander Young; Garden City, NY

PRIMARCH ANGRON
Keith Craycraft; Catlettsburg, KY

The Emerald Empire Squadron
Kevin Long; Charles Town, WV

WWII Soviet Tank Company
William Ellsworth; Houston, TX

X-WING EMERALD EMPIRE – Only 70 Tickets Remain!

Rich Erickson’s X-Wing Emerald Empire Squadron has been on a tear!  Only 70 tickets of 750 remain. Last Chance: BUY TICKETS NOW

NOVA Open Convention goers are buying tickets on site, too,  There are more than a dozen other wonderful items with tickets still available for purchase,. Greatest odds lie with the limited ticket models. Check them all out:  HERE!

 

 

PRIDE OF 14th LEGION – SOLD OUT!

We are excited to announce that Pride of the 14th Legion has sold out – congratulations and good luck to the 750 ticket holders!!

Don’t let this disappoint you. There are more than a dozen other wonderful items with tickets still available for purchase:  HERE!

 

 

GW SHARES PRO ARCHAON PIX!

Close Ups Worthy of GW!  Archaon travels in its own Citadel ‘Ard Case ($135 value). Check out their VIDEO for evidence of sword-proof protection!  The value of this enormous, one-of-a-kind, first-time offer – whose very creation was documented on Warhammer TV, cannot be measured in mere dollars and cents. To own this sculpture requires only that you support Doctors Without Borders by purchasing tickets! The NOCF is counting on the generosity of the Worldwide Tabletop Wargamers to make this the first of many!   BUY TICKETS HERE.

Archaon sword Archaon shield Archaon heads Archaon armour

 

2016 SILENT AUCTION – STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW!

Will you be attending the NOVA Open Tabletop Wargaming Convention this year? It takes place at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport: September 1-4, 2016.

Why does this matter? Because they provide the NOCF with donated space for the purposes of running our annual Silent Auction – and this year may well be THE BEST YEAR EVER!

Incredible artists and sponsors have donated dozens of exclusive and valuable items to be auctioned off at this event from Friday morning, September 2 – Sunday afternoon, September 3. Check out the RULES and watch for updates to our page.

 

 

 

TNT LASER WORKS DONATION

TNT Laser Works has created exclusive acrylic templates for the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation Armies and its Specials.  BUY TICKETS NOW!  The winner of these items will not only win the prize, but the templates – and they will arrive in a custom KR Multicase transport!  Check out the templates:

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ORK WARLORD COMPLETE!

You will not want to miss out on a chance to win this stunning model, created by miniature artist, Sean Fulton. Only 500 tickets available; quite a few already sold even before this wonderful reveal!

SHOP HERE!

Ork Warlord Lightened

 

 

ACHILLES REVEALED!

Corvus Belli has just released photographs of the actual painted mini of Achilles. Buy your raffle tickets HERE – and see close ups of the model.  Don’t miss out on a chance to own this incredible piece of art … one of a kind! Only 750 tickets will be sold.

 

 

BUY ONLINE RAFFLE TICKETS TODAY!

Support Great Charitable organizations. Buy raffle tickets. We’ve never offered so many incredible items at one time!  Something for everyone!

2016 ARMIES
Unlimited Tickets @ $1each

40K: Da Bad Moon Skwadron – Premiere 2016 Consortium Army!
40K: Novamarines Adeptus Astartes
40K: Mjolinar Space Marines
FoW: WWII Soviet Tank Company

2016 GAMES WORKSHOP: ARCHAON!
Only 2000 Tickets @ $5each

WARHAMMER TV ARCHAON

2016 SPECIALS + Corvus Belli Mini:
Only 750 Tickets @ $2each

Infinity: Achilles – Studio Painted Mini, Limited Edition!
30K/Horus Heresy: Pride of the 14th Legion
X-Wing: The Emerald Empire

2016 SINGLE MODELS:
Only 500 Tickets @ $2each

TEN (10) Single Models Donated by Renowned Miniature Artists!

 

SUMMER SEASON 2016 OPENS FEB1

SUPPORT AMAZING CHARITIES BY TAKING CHANCES ON WINNING ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE MOST AMAZING ROLL-OUT OF ARMIES, FORCES AND SPECTACULAR INDIVIDUAL MODELS EVER!

Do not ever forget that the NOCF was created to represent “The Compassionate Force.” It is the mission of this non-profit to create awareness of the worldwide network of tabletop wargamers ~ among the most generous, socially conscious people on the planet. In three years, The Compassionate Force has raised over $60,000 for Doctors Without Borders, Fisher House Foundation, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other deserving charitable organizations.

 

HELP THE MISSION: Spread the word and post in your newsletter, on your blogs and websites ~  Facebook away! Together, we can make this the best fundraising year ever!